Authorities in California say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Los Angeles rapper known professionally as Nipsey Hussle.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the arrest of 29-year-old Eric Holder in a tweet this week.
Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody. Thank you to both our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance, and our partners at @LASDHQ. pic.twitter.com/0zujy89Yfm
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 2, 2019
A shooting at a shopping center in the city’s south side Sunday left the 33-year-old Grammy nominee — whose legal name is Ermias Asghedom — dead and two others injured, as reported by Fox News. Police reported that a suspected gunman sped off in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by an unidentified female and asked for tips in identifying and arresting the passenger.
As CNN reported, surveillance cameras caught the shooting as it occurred.
The shooting prompted a candlelight vigil near the scene of the crime on Monday evening, but an armed individuals reportedly caused hundreds of mourners to disperse.
While two female gunshot victims reportedly arrived at an area hospital and said they had been injured at the memorial service, Police Chief Michael Moore said he was “lacking information that a shooting occurred.”
Authorities offered gratitude to those who helped them locate and arrest Moore.
“Thank you to both our community for the heightened awareness/vigilance, and our partners at [the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office],” the LAPD tweeted.
Officials confirmed Ashghedom “died as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained” in the incident. The other victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
[Featured image: Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Department]